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Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance

Selected Theses

Master Theses

Economic and Financial Drivers of Forest Cover Change (PDF, 6 MB)
Gretener Jerome
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 40, 2023

The Performance and Flows of Sustainable Actively Managed Mutual Funds during the COVID-19 Crisis (PDF, 1 MB)
Notaro Alberto
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 38, 2023

Driving Factors in Economic Crises and their Influence on Money Laundering (PDF, 40 MB)
Dora Maurus
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 34, 2022

Optimizing Algorithmic Trading Strategies Through Reinforcement Learning (PDF, 28 MB)
Mathur Akhilesh
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 33, 2021

Semantic Text Analysis of Central Bank Communication: Evidence for Spillover Effects in Foreign Exchange Spot Markets (PDF, 2 MB)
Mazidi Manuel
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 30, 2021

Divesting from Coal: Implications on Industry Structure and Borrowing Costs  (PDF, 1 MB)
Egloff Dominik
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 29, 2021

Sustainability and Crisis Resilience of European Stocks in Times of Covid-19 (PDF, 1 MB)
Köferli Valentin
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 28, 2021

Infrastructure Project Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Comprehensive Analysis (PDF, 4 MB)
Haab Mirjam
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 27, 2021

ESG and Alternative Factors in Corporate Bond Returns (PDF, 1 MB)
McCarthy Tobias
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 25, 2021

How does social performance affect financial performance in microfinance? (PDF, 1 MB)
Keller Sergey
CSP Thesis (Formerly CMF Thesis) Series No. 24, 2019

Risk, Return, Responsibility – Inclusion of ESG Criteria in a Portfolio Optimization Framework (PDF, 1 MB)
Zuber Pascal
CSP Thesis (Formerly CMF Thesis) Series No. 23, 2017

The Development of Microfinance Institutions in a Multi-Tier Framework (PDF, 668 KB)
Tosun Eren
CMF Thesis Series No. 19, 2015

Chancen und Grenzen von ESG-Ratings (PDF, 1 MB)
Keller Sarah
CMF Thesis Series No. 17, 2015

Extra-financial performance in socially responsible investment (PDF, 1 MB)
Taiana Luca
CMF Thesis Series No. 11, 2012

The Effects of Consumer Lending and Consumer Loans on Microfinance Institutions (PDF, 946 KB)
Bachmann Fabia
CMF Thesis Series No. 10, 2011

Country risk management of microfinance investment vehicles (PDF, 4 MB)
Iossifides Christos
CMF Thesis Series No. 9, 2010

Microfinance Wholesale Funds: The Case of China
Buchmann Christian
Editor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Graduate School of the People's Bank of China, World Microfinance Forum Geneva 
CMF Thesis Series No. 7, 2010

Das Verhältnis von sozialen und finanziellen Erfolgserwartungen von Mikrofinanzinstitutionen am Beispiel des IPO der Compartamos Bank in Mexiko (PDF, 1 MB)
Andorfer Melanie
CMF Thesis Series No. 2, 2010

Catastrophe Bonds als Instrument des Risikotransfers und die Frage nach der Anwendbarkeit auf Entwicklungsländer (PDF, 385 KB)
Rössner Christian
CMF Thesis Series No. 1, 2010

Bachelor Theses

Investment Flows between ETFs and Stocks during a Crisis Times (PDF, 1 MB)
Künzli Nicolas
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 39, 2023

Nachhaltigkeitsvergleich bedeutender Zentralbanken (PDF, 1 MB)
Graber Tim
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 37, 2022

Gender Diversity on the Board of Directors and ESG Performance in Banking – An Analysis of European Banks  (PDF, 1 MB)
Gerber Naomi
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 36, 2022

Swiss Sight Deposit Exemption Thresholds and the SARON  (PDF, 2 MB)
Meier Thomas
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 35, 2022

Do Equity-Based Crowdfunding Platforms Offer a Better Source of Early-Stage Financing for Sustainable Startups in Comparison to Venture Capital Funds?  (PDF, 1 MB)
Marques Simon
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 32, 2021

Einfluss von Nachhaltigen Investoren auf die Wealth Management Branche (PDF, 1 MB)
Zlomlisic Ivana
CCSF Thesis (Formerly CSP/CMF Thesis) Series No. 31, 2021

Der Einfluss makroökonomischer Faktoren auf die Rendite der italienischen im Aktienindex FTSE MIB enthaltenen Firmen
Scafiti Giuseppe
CSP Thesis (Formerly CMF Thesis) Series No. 26, 2019

The Relationship between Relative Maturity and Depth of Outreach of Microfinance Institutions (PDF, 15 MB)
Durrer Damian
CMF Thesis Series No. 22, 2017

Kann mit Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) eine Überrendite erzielt werden? (PDF, 993 KB)
Boll Pascal Patrik
CMF Thesis Series No. 21, 2016

Determining Client Satisfaction of Youth Microfinance Clients: Results from a Primary Data Collection in Mongolia (PDF, 994 KB)
Kralikova Stepanka
CMF Thesis Series No. 20, 2015

Information Sharing as a Way to Overcome Information Asymmetries in Microfinance Markets (PDF, 4 MB)
Pauli Ramon
CMF Thesis Series No. 18, 2014

Sustainable Fixed Income Investments (PDF, 1 MB)
Leibundgut Philipp
CMF Thesis Series No. 15, 2014

Frauen als Mikrofinanzkunden: Ein internationaler Vergleich (PDF, 663 KB)
Ruckstuhl Florentin
CMF Thesis Series No. 16, 2013

An Analysis of Business Models for Delivering Mobile Savings Services (PDF, 1 MB)
Lüchinger Michelle
CMF Thesis Series No. 13, 2013

The Chinese Regulatory Framework for Inclusive Finance in the Context of International Best Practices
Delius Nikolaus
Editor: World Microfinance Forum Geneva
CMF Thesis Series No. 12, 2012

Screening Methoden für Socially Responsible Investments (PDF, 1 MB)
Wittwer Florian
CMF Thesis Series No. 8, 2011

Eine informationsökonomische Analyse der Kreditvergabe (PDF, 482 KB)
Hänni Martina
CMF Thesis Series No. 6, 2011

The Microfinance Sector in Bangladesh: Innovation or Stagnation (PDF, 1 MB)
Pine David
CMF Thesis Series No. 5, 2010

Structured Finance Vehicles in Microfinance – Investment Banking für sozial Benachteiligte (PDF, 1 MB)
Greuter Marc
CMF Series No. 4, 2010

Measuring Social Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Peru (PDF, 433 KB)
Li, Diana Chau
CMF Thesis Series No. 3, 2010